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Biokovo And Islands Walking Holiday (Self-guided)

Life Adventures - 11 days

  • Biokovo And Islands Walking Holiday (Self-guided)
  • 11 days / 10 nights
  • Max. group: 6 Persons
  • Difficulty: Medium
Overview
Route
What's Included
Accommodation
Packing List
FAQ
Safety
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Overview

> Experience the breathtaking scenery of Dalmatian Islands: Vis, Hvar, Mljet, and Korcula
> Walking in Biokovo National Park
> Unique coastal towns of Split, Hvar, Korcula, Vis, Podgora, Makarska…
>Explore on foot Mljet National Park
> Great walking trail on Biokovo mountain and fine trails on the Dalmatian islands
> The island of Vis - a pearl among Croatian Islands
> Pelješac peninsula – a well-known wine-growing region of Dalmatia
> Climb to the top of Vis - its highest peak Hum (587 m) and to the top of Pelješac peninsula – Sveti Ilija (961 m)
> Stay in charming Mediterranean accommodations.
> Taste the richness of the Dalmatian culinary

Join us on this 11-day walking holiday in Croatia with 10 walking tours in Biokovo National Park, a mountain range above Omiš, and on the magical Dalmatian islands. Explore the landscape diversity of Croatia's national parks and islands.

Prepare your senses for a real treat as you embark on an 11-day walking holiday in Croatia, walking amongst the pine forests, vineyards, seasides and agricultural landscapes, situated southeast of the famous city of Split. Croatia walking holidays are experienced on foot and enable you to really get underneath the skin of the country as you get to know the super friendly locals along the way.

Important: this trek is available from March 15th to October 31st. This trek must be booked at least 21 days before the beginning of the tour. 

Route

What's the plan?

Day 1: Split
- Morning Introductory meeting in Split.
- Afternoon coastal walking tour and Marjan park walk in Split (7 km, 3-4h).

Day 2: Omiš
- Breakfast in hotel.
- Morning transfer to Omiš.
- Great Omiš walking loop (16 km, 150m, 4-5h).
- Hotel***, Omiš.

Day 3: Podgora
- Breakfast in hotel.
- Morning transfer to Podgora.
- Walking tour 1 (17 km, 5h).
- Hotel***, Podgora.

Day 4: Podgora - Biokovo National Park walk
- Breakfast in Hotel.
- Transfer to Biokovo National Park (15 min.)
- Biokovo walking tour (17 km, 5-6h).
- Hotel***, Podgora.

Day 5: Korcula (Sveti llija walk)
- Breakfast in Hotel.
- Morning catamaran transfer from Makarska to Korcula.
- Walking tour: Sveti Ilija walking (981 m, 10 km, 5-6 h).
- Ferry transfer back to Korcula from Pelješac (20 min.)
- Hotel***, Korcula.

Day 6: Mljet Island
- Breakfast in Hotel.
- Morning catamaran transfer from Korcula to Mljet.
- Walking tour in Mljet National Park – North West Park Trail (12-15 km, 4-5h).
- Afternoon catamaran transfer to Korcula.
- Hotel***, Pomena town.

Day 7: Mljet and Mljet to Hvar
- Breakfast in Hotel.
- Walking tour in Mljet National Park – West West Park Trail (8-9 km, 4-5h).
- Afternoon catamaran transfer from Mljet (Pomena) to Hvar.
- Hotel***, Hvar.

Day 8: Hvar
- Breakfast in Hotel.
- Walking tour Brusje Village to Malo Grablje and Dubovica (15 km, 5-6h).
- Swimming in Dubovica (one of the most beautiful beaches on Hvar).
- Short transfer back to Hvar town.
- Hotel***, Hvar.

Day 9: Hvar and Hvar to Vis Island
- Breakfast in Hotel.
- Morning: easy coastal walking tour.
- Afternoon catamaran transfer from Hvar to Vis (Vis town).
- Hotel***, Vis.

Day 10: Vis
- Breakfast in Hotel.
- Walking: Vis – Vino Polje – Titova Špilja – Hum (587 m) – Komi?a / 5-6h
- Transfer back to Vis.
- Hotel***, Vis.

Day 11: Vis to Split
- Breakfast in Hotel.
- Morning catamaran transfer from Vis to Split.
- Tour ends in Split.

What's Included

Included:

√ Land transfers
All land transfers according to the itinerary are included in the trek:

- Private short car transfer on Hvar island.
- Private transfer from Split to Omiš and from Podgorica to Makarska.
- Private transfer from Podgorica to Biokovo National Park.
- Bus transfer from Omiš to Podgorica.

√ Sea transfers
All sea transfers according to the itinerary are included in the price of the trek:

- Catamaran transfer from Vis to Split.
- Catamaran transfer from Makarska to Kor?ula.
- Catamaran transfer from Kor?ula to Mljet and Mljet to Hvar.
- Catamaran transfer from Hvar to Vis.
- Return ferry transfer from Kor?ula to Orebi? (Pelješac).

√ Full organization and Travel Booklet
We will take care of all the transfer and accommodation arrangements. We will also provide you with a booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions, ferry, bus and catamaran timetables and details with all vouchers for accommodations. The booklet also includes maps with marked routes.

√ Introductory briefing
On the first day of the trek, we will meet you in Split for an introductory briefing where we will explain all the details of the trek and we will answer all your questions.

√ Accommodation
You will spend 10 nights in 3* hotels and 3* apartments with breakfast.

√ Breakfast
Breakfast is included and will be provided at the hotels and apartments during the trek.

√ Emergency contact number 24/7
There is an emergency contact number available 24/7 in case of an emergency. We will be available to assist you during the whole trek.

√ Walking Equipment
11-day rental of walking equipment is included in the price of the trek. You are welcome to bring your own trekking equipment. However, if you don't have the necessary items, we can provide them for you. Our package includes hiking poles, a backpack, and a basic rain jacket. If you need our trekking equipment package, please request it when you book this trek. 

√ Fees and Taxes
The entrance fees to the Mljet National Park and Biokovo National Park, the tourist tax and VAT are included in the price of this trek.

Excluded:

× Flights
The total amount excludes flights to and from Croatia. You will also have to make your way to the starting point of the trek. 

× Guide
This trek is a self-guided tour. We will provide you with a booklet with detailed information about the route and you will do the trek on your own. If you need any help, there is an emergency contact number available 24/7 where you can call to get assistance. 

× Lunch and dinner
Lunch and dinner are not included in the price of the trek. You will find plenty of cozy restaurants to enjoy along the trek.

× Luggage transfer
You will have to carry all your luggage and gear from one accommodation to another in your backpack on the walking tour.

× Accommodation before and after the trek
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Personal expenses
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.

× Travel Insurance Including Repatriation
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers trekking trips. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Croatia.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation is in a combination of 3* hotels (with en-suite) and private accommodations. On our self-guided tours, a comfort, rest and moments for pampering are very important. We know that, after a long day of hiking, cycling or participating in other adventures, coming to a nice accommodation and a peaceful, comfortable room, is one of the greatest pleasures. Understanding this, we put lots of effort, picking out only the finest accommodations for you.

To not offer you only a bed and a morning meal, the hosts owners will make you feel like you found a home, far away from your home. You will experience genuine hospitality, meet with the locals and have an opportunity to try some homemade local culinary delights.

Single supplement available for EUR 240,- extra.

Packing List

Packing List
Packing the right clothes can make a huge difference during your trek. Life Adventures has prepared a packing list for this trek so that you don't miss any important items while preparing your bags for this adventure:

- Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof, soft-shell,
- comfortable clothes,
- sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, any other sun protection,
- water bottle (preferably reusable),
- first aid (a small basic kit with items such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze, antibacterial ointment, sterile -pads),
- large backpack to pack all your belongings,
- hiking shoes –  choose wisely!

IMPORTANT: Appropriate footwear is an essential part of any hiking tour. There are a variety of models on the market designed to meet the needs of different types of hikers; the challenge is finding the one that works best for your purposes.

For hiking the islands: Choose softer and more flexible hiking shoes, appropriate for longer walks. Those shoes are typically made of breathable material, are comfortable and do not require breaking in. Shoes like that are usually not waterproof, but Croatia during the summertime has very little rain and the odds are good that during your tour, there will be no rain.

For hiking the Biokovo mountains: Choose hiking boots that have good ankle support and are well protected on rough, rocky terrain. Hiking boots are typically heavier and have stiffer soles and sides as well as a reinforced, protected toe area. Those kinds of boots take time to break-in. You should not go on multi-day trekking with brand new boots!! Before you hit the trail, make sure to break them in properly, to avoid serious blisters and other unnecessary pain.

FAQ

What is the weather like?
Croatian coast has a typically Mediterranean climate consisting of hot, dry and sunny weather during summer months. Average temperatures during summer lies in the high 20°C, although it is more likely that you’ll have temperatures well into the 30 °C. The sunniest island in Croatia is Hvar, with over 2,700 hours of sun per year. Split, Vela Luka (on the island of Korcula) and Dubrovnik are the next sunniest spots in Dalmatia. Croatia boasts with very low humidity, sitting at about 60%, so even in the scorching sun the heat is bearable.

How Demanding is the Tour?
The tour is considered to be moderate. There is an average of 5 hours of walking each day with many ascends and descends. A good physical condition is essential. Due to the nature of the package, this program is not recommended for children younger than 15 years and pregnant women. All minors must be accompanied by an adult, who is either their parent or legal guardian.

Tipping
During this self-guided trip, there won't be a guide to tip at the end of your trek. However, private drivers will take care of your transfers and you will be eating at restaurants where the waiters might deserve a tip for their good services. Tipping is not obligatory in Croatia, but it is always appreciated if the service provider did a good job. A tip of 5 to 15 percent is greatly appreciated in restaurants. 

Safety

Safety

Our treks in Slovenia and Croatia are absolutely safe. We will give an introductory briefing on day 1 and we will provide you with a booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions, vouchers, contact numbers and other needed information. Moreover, a 24-hour helpline is available for you during the whole trek in case of an emergency. We will be there for you every step of the way!

Life Adventures


Life Adventures

We are specialists for self-guided tours and holidays throughout Croatia and Slovenia, with creative itineraries that feature the best of each region at the greatest possible value to you. With over 20 years of experience, we know all the secrets of self-guided tours.

We are a team, which passionately believes that adventure and sustainable travel makes the world a better place. We are committed to creating unique stories, successful tours, itineraries and holidays.

We believe that a life outdoors is a life well-lived. We've been sharing our passion for the outdoors since 1998. Our way is to provide unique experiences, adventure tours and holidays coexisting with nature.

We know Croatia, Slovenia, and nort-eastern Italy very well. We are present at various locations in Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy more than two hundred days a year. There are no limits to our possible self-guided locations and we feel at home at any of them.


 

How to Book

How does it work?
On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case, you can proceed to book. For the self-guided treks in Croatia and Slovenia, you can book your trek by paying 15% of the total amount. However, 30 days before your trek, you must pay the remaining 85%. If you book within 30 days of your trip, then you must pay the full amount. 

This is so because the trekking companies must pay for the accommodation and transfers beforehand in order to secure your spots. 

Bookatrekking.com uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking.

After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all the necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on support@bookatrekking.com

The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy
You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. If you cancel your trip within 30 days before the trek, then the amount is non-refundable. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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